Blog/International Races/Quarantine Updates
Wednesday, October 17 2018
The race in SA has posted their first Initial listing regarding those pigeons that have completed the quarantine. The list is showing a total of 5,505 birds entered from all countries. The USA has a total of 486 birds competing. I know this year the USA participation numbers are down because there was a lot of uncertainty regarding exporting options, concerns regarding whether the import permit would be delayed, etc. Those issues are resolved, and we hope to see many past participants come back to the race and participate in 2019.
To check the status of your birds and see how many you will have competing in this years race, head on over to the SAMDPR website.
You can also select this link that will take you directly to the list, https://www.samdpr.com/results. You will be required to log in to see the listing.
We exported a total of 113 birds this first year for SAMDPR. The birds were in excellent health and condition when they were inspected by our Avian Vet, prior to them departing to Johannesburg.
According to the list, of those 113 birds we sent in our single shipment, we determined that 8 birds for whatever reason, while they were in SA GOVT Quarantine (30 Days), did not make it. I like to track these numbers, just as I do with OLRs that are here in the USA. I personally would not change our feeding and health program, as it worked out very well this first year.
As always, you can see video updates of the birds that are posted to Facebook on a regular basis by following this link, https://www.facebook.com/samdpr
We wish you all the best success.
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Monday, October 01 2018
We hope you are all enjoying the fall weather as the OLR Races here in the USA are taking place across the country. After doing lots of research with different email service providers, we believe we have finally found a good choice moving forward with our efforts in delivering regular updates via email.
We are currently in the process of having this new website built that will be dedicated for posting SAMDPR updates, videos, and other items of interest that can be used for promoting the sport in a positive light. We are also looking at offering quarantine/export services for some other very large International OLRs that we may be supporting in 2019. Those that enjoy flying birds overseas, stay tuned...
As of this time of writing, we have been approached by race owners, and are currently in discussions with 2 separate overseas races. We've already done the research on the shipping logistics, and we are positioned to confidently ship birds without any setbacks. The determining factor will be whether enough USA participants will support a quarantine to make it worthwhile since shipping costs, Avian Testing, etc, play a huge factor in the overall equation. When things are more finalized, we will publish the information closer to Jan 2019.
As far as the SAMDPR is concerned, The birds are doing good in South Africa. Several videos have been published showing the birds outside the loft, getting familiar with their surroundings, etc. https://www.facebook.com/samdpr
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